Wenchun Qu, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rochester, MN

Dr. Wenchun Qu currently serves as the Director of Regenerative Pain Medicine Practice, Chair of Spine Research Committee, and a consultant with appointments at Department of PM&R, Division of Pain Medicine, and Spine Center at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Pain Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of PM&R at Mayo College of Medicine.

Dr. Qu earned his medical degree from Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China, a PhD in Occupational Science and a MS in Biostatistics at University of Southern California, LA, CA. He completed fellowship in Pain Medicine and Residency in PM&R at Mayo Clinic Rochester, postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pennsylvania, and residency in Orthopedic Surgery in 309 Hospital in China.

He is the founding director of Regenerative Pain Medicine Practice and has developed the service and research lines in Regenerative Medicine for Spine at Mayo Clinic. He directs multiple clinical trials, laboratory research, and outcome studies for spine and MSK conditions. In addition, he has expertise in interventional pain management as well as ultrasound guided treatment of joint, tendon and soft tissue conditions.

Dr. Qu has more than 30 scientific publications, two books, and has won Best Basic Science Research Award of Spine Intervention Society, Best Abstract Award of American Academy of Pain Medicine, and Best of Meeting Award of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He is currently supported by funding in the amount of 2 million USD from US Department of Defense, Korean Ministry of Health, Industry, and multiple intramural funding mechanisms.

He is a prolific speaker at international and national conferences on Regenerative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Spine and PM&R topics. He is actively involved in multiple academic societies and have served in various contributing roles.